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Lancashire Lookup Offers / St Wilfrids RC Church Hulme Manchester
« on: Friday 06 August 10 22:06 BST (UK)  »
Can do look ups of St Wilfrids RC parish register 1844-1916 Marriages.

Please send PM if you post on the request board.

Moderator Comment: thanks for the offer Biko -  as Biko says, if anyone would like a lookup, please post a request on the Lancashire Lookup Requests Board and send a PM to the poster

Lancashire / Elizabeth Highfield were you telling lies?
« on: Sunday 06 September 09 11:09 BST (UK)  »
My Great Grandmother is a  Elizabeth Highfield.(1881) Well that is the name she gave on her marriage certificate....I am begining to wonder about that.

She married a Thomas Worrall in Dec 1902 Chorlton

She also claimed she was born in Lancashire and her father was a Samuel Highfield, occupation Fustian Cutter.

I have searched/followed the line of all Elizabeth Highfields and variations of the name anything with an E. born within 20yrs of her claimed birth date. I have also searched and followed all Samuel Highfields (surprisingly it isn't that common a name)

And I have nothing...absolutely nothing after all these years. I can only conclude that somewhere along the way my grt grandmother told a few lies. Possibly about her age, her fathers name, his occupation, where she was born. Or maybe she just didn't know.

I am completely stumped by her...I haven't just hit a brick wall it's fallen on me.

Any help or guidence would be very much appreiciated.


Lancashire / Free Access to 1911 Census
« on: Saturday 05 September 09 21:31 BST (UK)  »
28 July 2009
Thousands of people across England and Wales will soon get the opportunity to delve into their family history online for free..

The seven institutions soon to launch free access to the census records are:

Birmingham Archives & Heritage
Devon Record Office (Exeter)
The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth)
Manchester Archives and Local Studies and Greater Manchester County Record Office (sharing one institutional account)
Norfolk Record Office
Nottinghamshire Archives
Tyne and Wear Archives

Before planning a trip, visitors are urged to contact the relevant institution to find out the when the service will be available.

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Kingsley/Frodsham, Cheshire
« on: Tuesday 12 February 08 16:50 GMT (UK)  »
I am hoping someone can provide information(or point me in the right direction) on my Peter Worrall born Kingsley,  Cheshire about 1819ish. (Probably baptised in Overton or Frodsham)

Father Joseph Worrall I have no year of birth or where born for him but it is most likely in the Frodsham area of Cheshire if not Kingsley itself.

I do know that by 1843 Peter is living in Hulme, Manchester. He turns up again in the 1851 census for that area. He gives his occupation as a Carpenter/Joiner

All advice/guidence greatly recieved.


Lancashire / Surplus used microfilms and microfiche offered for disposal
« on: Wednesday 06 February 08 18:07 GMT (UK)  »
Surplus used microfilms and microfiche offered for disposal
Due to the relocation of our Family Records Centre services to Kew, The National Archives is offering the following batches of redundant microfilms and microfiche, free, on a first-come, first-served basis:

Batch 1
1891 Census of England & Wales (RG 12)

This comprises approximately 12,000 used microfiche, occupying space equivalent to approximately 450 reels of microfilm.

Batch 2
1901 Census of England & Wales (RG 13)

This comprises approximately 12,000 used microfiche, occupying space equivalent to approximately 450 reels of microfilm.

Batch 3
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Administrations, 1559-1858 (PROB 6)
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Limited Administrations, 1810-1858 (PROB 7)

This comprises approximately 285 reels of used 35mm diazo negative image microfilm on 30 metre reels (not all reels will be full).

Batch 4
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1383-1858 (PROB 11)

This comprises approximately 1883 reels of used 35mm diazo negative image microfilm on 30 metre reels (not all reels will be full).

Batch 5
Inland Revenue Death Duty Registers, 1796-1856 (IR 26/1-2085)
Indexes to Inland Revenue Death Duty Registers, 1796-1903 (IR 27)

This comprises approximately 1168 reels of used 35mm diazo negative image microfilm on 30 metre reels (not all reels will be full).

Batch 6
Non-Conformist Registers of births, marriages, and deaths, 1567-1858 (RG 4)
Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry births, 1742-1840 (RG 5)
Society of Friends (Quakers) births, marriages, and burials, 1578-1841 (RG 6)
Fleet marriages registers, 1667-c1777 (RG 7)
Non-Conformist Registers of births, marriages, and deaths, 1646-1970 (RG 8)

This comprises approximately 746 reels of used 35mm diazo negative image microfilm on 30 metre reels (not all reels will be full).

Batch 7
Miscellaneous Foreign Returns of birth, marriage and death, 1831-1969 (RG 32)
Foreign Registers and Returns of birth, marriage and death, 1627-1960 (RG 33)
Miscellaneous Foreign marriage returns, 1826-1921 (RG 34)
Miscellaneous Foreign death returns, 1830-1921 (RG 35)
Registers and Returns of births, marriages and deaths in the Protectorates etc of Africa and Asia, 1895-1965 (RG 36)
Indexes to Miscellaneous Foreign Returns of births, marriages and deaths (RG 43)

This comprises approximately 110 reels of used 35mm diazo negative image microfilm on 30 metre reels (not all reels will be full).

Terms and Conditions
Only requests for whole batches will be accepted. The National Archives is not seeking payment for these films and fiche.

The films and fiche are currently held at the Family Records Centre (FRC), London EC1, and the successful requester must remove them from FRC, at their own cost, between 17 and 20 March 2008.

The films and fiche are offered on an 'as seen' basis, and no warranty or guarantee is offered as to their quality or completeness.

Any copyright restrictions on the films/fiche or their content will remain after disposal. These films/fiche cannot be used for the purposes of digitisation or other publication.

For further information, or to make a request for any of these batches, please contact James Lawson at or telephone +44 (0) 20 8392 5330 extension 2310.

This offer opens on 26 February 2008 at 10:00 UK time. Requests will not be accepted before this date.

This offer closes on 14 March 2008.

National Archives

Lancashire / Map of part of old Hulme
« on: Wednesday 20 June 07 02:32 BST (UK)  »

Searching for something completely different I found this site

Which helped me place some members of my family

Lancashire / Where Are My Worrall(Warrell) Family Manchester
« on: Thursday 16 November 06 10:11 GMT (UK)  »
I have sourced my Worrall Family (various Spellings) from the 1871 Census. Up till the 1901 Census.

But  where are they in previous census?

Peter Worrall  [1850c] appears with a Thomas Worrall  [1846c] as lodgers in Deansgate Area of Manchester in 1871 and after his Marriage in 1873 to Theresa Hurst he appears in all future census with his family right upto his death in 1896.

I know his father is also called Peter Worrall but there is no finding them on the 1841; 1851; 1861 census.

Both Peter and Thomas are born in Manchester.  So where are they in 1861?

What is interesting is that Peter's first child born 1874 is born in Earlstown. However the next child born in 1876 and all other children, born in Manchester.

So obviously they lived in Earllstown,  for a while. Question is was it work that took them to Earlstown [railway developement] Or did they have family in the  area...There is a  Worrall family in the area, atleast one of whom was born in Manchester[a grandchild]?

Does anyone have any idea where my family could have been in the years prior to 1871?

Lancashire / So what's the story?
« on: Friday 10 February 06 00:25 GMT (UK)  »
I have come across two Mary Henny's in my journey both in the same census, 5pages apart, same district and both born Ireland.

I found a possible Theresa Hurst in the 1861 census. Born 1850 M/c living with a Mary Henny born 1811 Ireland:  District 26, Folio 94, Pg 39

Searching for Mary Hurst, Theresa's mother I found a possible in 1861 living with another Mary Henny born 1797 Ireland cited as the Head. There is a Emma Mary Hurst born 1852 M/c.  Then a Mary Hurst (my possible) born 1822 Ireland cited as daughter and a William Edward Hurst born 1850 (someone I was also searching for) cited as 'son'. District 26 Folio 91 Pg 34

Then in 1871 I find my Mary Hurst born 1823, now in Manchester living with a William Hurst birth year now 1854 born M/C.
Theresa is down as Thomas although the age is placed in the female columns born 1850 M/C.

Are the Mary Hennys sister-in-laws? Mother and daughter-in-law? Mother and daughter? Cousins? Totally unrelated?

Or is this all purely coincidence?

Lancashire / !9th C Newspapers On-line
« on: Friday 04 November 05 09:46 GMT (UK)  »

Thought this British Library site providing, some 19thC  newspapers on-line might be useful for some.

The Manchester Guardian is one of the newspapers available and there is some stats on the 1851 census.

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